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Re: [opensuse-factory] XGL with KDE
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 13:59:42 +0100
  • Message-id: <45128CBE.3010409@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jigish Gohil wrote:
On 9/21/06, Martin Schlander <suse@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A couple of projects that might interest you:
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=46021
http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=15888

A rephrasing of the question might be, how close do SUSE devs follow these
projects? And if they're usable by end of October will they be included?
<flamebait>so we can maybe have eyecandy _and_ functionality at the same
time, without major nuissances</flamebait>.

The community compiz packages have been available since the begining
on openSUSE Build Service repositories.

The Beryl Project packages for 10.1 and Factory would continue to be
available too.

My only outing was with 10.1Beta9, it was impossible to move to a particular desktop in a straightforward way, stuff was flipping every which way when the mouse pointer neared the edge of the display. Also Novell's love affair with Gnome showed through and no way is Novell or any other company ever going to get KDE users to switch to Gnome, citing Ubuntu and Kubuntu in evidence. We love some Gnome apps, I install Gnome and update it from the Update_for_10.1 repos, but unlike KDE, if you attempt to build a Gnome app that has just appeared with features that you'd like, you soon find out that if it's for 2.16, no way will it build under 2.12 -- too rigid -- and what is also strange knowing the direction Novell is trying to take the distro in, the version of Gnome with any distro is always behind, i.e. 10.1 is still at Gnome 2.12 while 10.2 Alpha4 is at 2.16-sorta.

However it is a great misfortune that Novell did not take full
advantage of the most groundbreaking Linux Desktop breakthrough it
brought to us.


For such a large company it could have at least hired one developer
who could have nurtured and engaged the community and let David
Reveman and his team work without taking their time to communicate
with all.

Mandriva seems to have better understood the significance of this than has Novell.
Regards
Sid.
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Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Retired IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support Specialist, Cricket Coach
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